Ohio Resident Educator Program Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the program as a resident educator, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess the appropriate Ohio educator license. Individuals holding a resident educator or alternative resident educator license participate in the Ohio Resident Educator Program. New Ohio teachers holding a one-year out-of-state educator license in Ohio may also participate. 
    • Exception: Individuals who teach career-technical courses under an initial career technical workforce development license are exempt from participating in the local RE Program.
  • Meet the employment requirements for eligibility. To participate, resident educators must:
    • Be employed by an ODE-chartered educational entity, ODE or ODJFS licensed preschool, Ohio correctional facility or a private educational agency located in Ohio;
    • Teach at least two classes or work at least 25 percent full-time equivalent in their area of licensure or in the area in which they hold an endorsement or a supplemental teaching license during the school year;
    • Be responsible for planning and delivering standards-based, PreK-12 curriculum to students and evaluating their progress during the school year;
    • Will work during the school year for a minimum of 120 days as defined in Ohio Revised Code 3319.09;
    • Be assigned an ODE‐certified mentor by their employer, and;
    • Be assigned a Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) Facilitator by their employer in the year(s) that they are registered to take the RESA.

Last Modified: 3/27/2023 2:56:20 PM